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Good Citizens Lost April 30, 2007

Posted by gordonwatts in Uncategorized.
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Saw this headline on the airplane: “USA might lose good citizens due to immigration process”. Duh. I know quite a few people going through various stages of the immigration process. Most of them are trying to get green cards as possibly a first step towards citizenship. All of them are physicists. They tell stories. I’m not sure I would be willing to put up with what they put up with. The long lines. Getting called on Tuesday and told they need to be 200 miles away to get finger prints the next day — canceling classes or missing presentations they are supposed to do. Apparently the penalty is you go the back of the line when that happens – lines that are often more than a year long. And check this out: there is a certain spot in the process when you can’t leave the country — you are stuck here. If it comes over Christmas or similar important family holiday and you want to go home and visit your family? Tough cookies: better travel under an assumed names.

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1. andy.s - April 30, 2007

The immigration process is hell. Any store that treated customers like this would out of business in a week.

I guess the govmt has no competition.

2. gordonwatts - April 30, 2007

I suppose that our competition is other contries. So as long as people think of America as having more oportunities, they will be willing to endure this…? I am amazed that people go through this process and aren’t bitter. I guess it is something you can’t really do anything about except to laugh at it.


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